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WEEKLY BULLETIN RELEASE:New MHSAA Officials’ Bulletins #4 and #5 have been posted on the MHSAA Officials’ Sport Specific Content Basketball page. View them here: https://www.mhsaa.com/Officials/Sport-Specific-Content/Basketball

5 PLAY FRIDAY:  Enhance your playcalling proficiency on the topic of DISPLACEMENT by going here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAJiti2CDG0 – 21 min.  
Understand nuances of HARD FOULS by going here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0z2CoD4DE&t=1s – 15 min. (Click on the “Skip Ads” icon to get to the video quicker)

MHSAA OFFICIALS’ MANUAL — APPROVED MECHANICS AND PROTOCOLS — DRAFT VERSION: A preliminary draft PDF version of the new MHSAA Basketball Officials’ Manual has been posted on the MHSAA Officials’ Sport Specific Content Basketball page. Access that document by clicking here: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/Officials/basketball/bbmanual.pdf

Review this online PDF version and begin to become familiar with the approved mechanics adopted and stated by the MHSAA. As with anything new, it will take a little while for all officials in the state to catch up with and catch on to all the expressed, approved mechanics and protocols. This preliminary online release aims to be an effective first step in that process and go a long way to achieve the loyal and lofty goals of “Play-Calling Proficiency, Uniformity, and Consistency” statewide.

*** As with any homegrown project this large, typos and errors in the draft version become apparent. (Note, for instance: some of the diagrams for positioning after foul reporting on pages 77-84 and 146-152 are not perfectly accurate yet — they’re in process of being redone as we speak.) By releasing this document as a draft version, the MHSAA is using the upcoming week to identify and correct typos and inputting errors.  

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Officials’ Bulletins

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Weekly Officials’ Bulletins have been regularly posted on the MHSAA website on a special page dedicated solely to registered basketball referees. These training resources offer rules awareness, approved mechanics insights, and game management techniques for personal study, small group discussion, and crew pregame use. The plan is for these viewable and downloadable bulletins, in PDF format, to be a weekly feature, and to notify you when a new bulletin gets posted.  

To access the 2019,20 Officials’ Bulletins that have been posted thus far:

  Option A – On the www.mhsaa.com website, go to Officials, then Sport-Specific Content, then Basketball. The first three Bulletins for this season are listed in order there. Or . . .

  Option B – Click on this link now to see the weekly Officials’ Bulletins that have been posted so far: https://www.mhsaa.com/Officials/Sport-Specific-Content/Basketball     

Reminder: Varsity schedules for MHSAA post-season tournament assignment consideration are due by December 1. The links to those forms are also posted on the basketball officiating webpage noted above.

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Basketball Season Reminders and Meeting Follow Up Items

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Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our basketball tip off meeting.
Below is some follow up information:

1) Be a member in good standing with an approved association.

2) Turn in your schedule for tournament consideration form by December 1.

  • Schedule forms can be found on the MHSAA website here: Boys & Girls
  • You must complete a separate schedule for both boys and girls basketball

3) Attend in person or view the online rules meeting by December 12.

  • Access to the online rules meeting is granted by logging onto your MyMHSAA account
  • You can also review your completion status here as well

4) Complete the online basketball rules exam by December 12.

  • To be eligible for Quarterfinals and above you must pass with a score of 80% or better.
  • A pdf of the test for review can be found by clicking here, but to be valid you must log into the MHSAA officials website and complete it.
  • The test must be completed through your MyMHSAA account page. The pdf version is only so you can review the questions first. The answers are usually rearranged between the two versions.
  • We strongly encourage all officials of everyone level to complete the exam as it’s an excellent learning tool.

5) If you have a Facebook account, please consider following/liking:

  • Our Metro Detroit Athletic Officials page for reminders and updates
  • The MHSAA Basketball Group that is the official basketball training page for the MHSAA. It’s very active with videos, rules review and peer discussions.

6) The MHSAA regularly publishes sports specific bulletins during the season.

  • These bulletins and other links above can be accessed by going to www.mhsaa.com clicking the following links: Officials>Sports-Specific Content>Basketball

Don’t forget the upcoming scrimmages/trainings and our next meeting!
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Northville High School 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168 

Registration: Contact Wallace Whitfield whitfield4204@comcast.net or (248)981-7887

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Program: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Detroit Country Day 22305 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025 

Registration: Contact Bob Czech robertczech@comcast.net

Monday December 16th at 6:30pm

Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
We will be in the little theater on the west side of the school off of 13 Mile!

If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

More information including association registration forms at:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Basketball Tip Off Meeting Monday 11/18 6:30pm

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Monday Night November 18
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Tip Off Meeting 6:30pm

Come early to shop for officiating gear from Purchase Officials & Correct Call, order MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon, speak with assignors and register with the MDAO.


Come early to shop for officiating gear from Purchase Officials & Correct Call, order MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon, speak with assignors and register with the MDAO.

Rules presentation for both coaches and officials by Nate Hampton will begin PROMPTLY at 6:30pm.

We will also review the test.

Please come prepared with your rule books and review the exam before Monday!

The exam can be found at: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documents/officials/bb%20exam.pdf

Monday November 18th at 6:30pmBirmingham Groves High School20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the main auditorium on the Northeast side of the high school.

Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on 11/18/19 or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:Hard Copy 2019-2020 Registration

As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:1) pay your dues for the year,2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.

If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:Metro Detroit Athletic Officialswww.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Basketball Tip Off Meeting Next Week

Next Week!

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Tip Off Meeting 6:30pm

Come early to shop for officiating gear from Purchase Officials & Correct Call, order MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon, speak with assignors and register with the MDAO.

Rules presentation for both coaches and officials by Nate Hampton will begin PROMPTLY at 6:30pm.

Monday November 11th at 6:30pm

Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

In the little theater on the West side of the high school.

Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on 11/11/19 or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link: Hard Copy 2018-2019 Registration

As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:1) pay your dues for the year,2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.

If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

More information including association registration forms at:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Basketball Tip Off Meeting in Two Weeks

Two Weeks from Today!

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Tip Off Meeting
Monday November 11th at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
In the little theater on the West side of the high school.
Rules presentation for both coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Officiating gear available for purchase from Purchase Officials and Correct Call
KV Sports of South Lyon will also be there to take orders for MDAO gear:
Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on 11/11/19 or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:
1) pay your dues for the year,
2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and
3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Sad News Carmen Morris, Jack Morris’s Mother

Below is information on the death of Carmen Morris, the beloved mother of Jack Morris. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Carmen Clelia Morris, 92, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
She was born August 7, 1927 in Port Huron to the late Frank and Rampilia Sari. She married William J. Morris on April 20, 1946 in Port Huron. He died on February 11, 1993.
Carmen was employed with the Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 42 years. She was a long-time member of Griswold Street Baptist Church. Carmen enjoyed golfing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons, William J. (Irina) Morris II and Ronald M. (Frances) Morris; one daughter, Dorian “Dori” Leigh Morris; 6 grandchildren, Anthony (Hillary) Morris, Rachel (Jeremy) VanHorn, Nathan (Amanda) Morris, Dominique (Andrew) Stone, Austin Morris, and Calli Morris; 7 great grandchildren, Bella and Tyler Morris, Quinn, Tobias, and Simon VanHorn, and Carmen and Christian Stone; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Merle, Gilbert, Frank, Victor, and Ivan Sari; and three sisters, Norena Barber, Margaret Maxim, and Mamie Whittaker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at Griswold Street Baptist Church. To send condolences, visit www.pollockrandall.com
Thank you

FREE Local Preseason Basketball Scrimmages/Clinics

Below are three excellent opportunities to get ready for the upcoming basketball season.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sign In: 7:30a.m – 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Northville High School 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168
Registration: Contact Wallace Whitfield whitfield4204@comcast.net or (248)981-7887
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Detroit Country Day 22305 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Registration: Contact Bob Czech robertczech@comcast.net
Our first basketball tip off meeting is scheduled for:
MONDAY November 11 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.

Football Meeting Next Tuesday

Our next football meeting is scheduled a week from today:
TUESDAY October 8 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials